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Queen of the Mersey

Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Queenie is only 14 and has been deserted by her mother. Set in Liverpool and Wales at the outbreak of World War II, this story explores themes of female friendship and betrayal from the perspective of a group of women of widely different ages.
©2003 Maureen Lee (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • W
  • Marina, CA, United States
  • 05-27-08

Entertaining

This story revolves around three friends, Laura, Vera, and Queenie, their family and their lives from WWII Liverpool through the 70's. I enjoyed the story a great deal, especially the first 3/4's. It was interesting to read about the children's stay in Wales while they were being re-located and how the war affected them.

I think if I were the author, I'd have worked a bit on the male characters. None of them were very attractive or that interesting. Also, I found myself losing interest when the characters were reliving the 60's. I much preferred the war era, the 60-70's just bore me.

Overall, this book inspired me to buy 2 more by the author. Hopefully I like them as well.

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  • F.
  • Langley, BC, Canada
  • 08-31-13

entertaining stories of the whole family

Delightful characters make you feel part of this convoluted family. Each family member drawing you in to fall in love with all their little idiosyncrasies. Loved this book. Narration was great.

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  • Dr
  • 02-26-11

worst scouse accent ever

could not listen to this as the narrator does the worst Liverpudlian accent I have ever heard. Shame it's meant to be a good book

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  • MG
  • 01-16-19

Gripping story of Liverpool lifes during the Second World War

Gives you an insight as to how difficult life was for everyone during World War Two. It takes you there in the moment, eat, breathing & sleeping the peoples anguish, fears & tears of the unpredictable lurking doom! The urgency to love & be loved, the loss & separation of families. The peoples commitment to life to surviving.
Its a brilliant book by a brilliant Maureen Lee,
Thank you I love reading your books.

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  • Lisa ann
  • 12-07-17

Amazing 5*****

Amazing story , felt gutted when the book came to the end !
Would of loved too see what happens to Queenie some more!
Couldt stop listening to the story on my audiobook at night!
Would recommend this book too anyone who loves too read and falls into the book as it where... if that makes sense!
Didt want queenie and her friends too end!